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+ - US House of Representatives passes CISPA cybersecurity bill-> 1

Submitted by adam525
adam525 (813427) writes "The US House of Representatives has passed the CISPA bill. "The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a proposed law in the United States which would allow for the sharing of Internet traffic information between the U.S. government and certain technology and manufacturing companies.""
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Was the iPod Accessory Port Inspired By a 40-Year-Old Camera? 263

Posted by timothy
from the danged-neat-even-if-coincidence dept.
An anonymous reader writes "While Samsung has been accused of repeatedly borrowing everything from Apple's hardware, to packaging and accessories, it appears that all current iDevices share a port which is very similar to one found on a forty-year-old Polaroid camera. It gets more interesting when you realize that camera was the 'supreme achievement' of a man Steve Jobs idolized. Edwin Land was the creator of the Polaroid camera and, if Steve Jobs obsessed over Land's devices the way many do with iPhones, etc. today, there's a chance this similarity is not a coincidence."

Comment: open source software isn't banned (Score 5, Informative) 246

by sosuke (#35244146) Attached to: Intel CEO: Nokia Should Have Gone With Android
On the open source topic see another discussion here http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2226260 and this quote by SimonPStevens

They aren't prohibiting "Free Software", they are prohibiting software that is under a license that requires the distributor to pass certain rights along to the recipient. Hence GPL like licenses that require distribution of source code, and that you grant redistribution rights to everyone you distribute it to are being explicitly prohibited. (And in fairness I can see why those licenses would cause problems for Microsoft as distributors) On the other hand BSD like licenses that allow you to repackage and distribute without source and without passing rights forward are acceptable.

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